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CNBC
Nov 24, 2009 7:00pm EST
warming. "goings rogue." can sarah palin'sublican star credentials beat obama in 2010? fasten your seat belts "the kudlow report" starts right now. >>> good evening. larry is off tonight. good news, hour, out of the housing cheryl, the case-shillor index shows that home prices are up for a sixth straight month. >>> it's a triple dose of housing data. home prices nationwide improved 3.1% in the third quart they are year from the previous quarter, but are still down 8.9% from a year ago. top ten and 20 markets, while still in the negative continue to improve month to month. the ffhfa home price report shows prices rose just 0.2% and are down .8% year over year. and an interesting report from first american core logic, shows 23% of all borrowers owe more than their homes are worth. call that underwater or upside down on your mortgage. 40% of borrowers who took out a loan in 2006 or at the peak are underwater, no shock there. and negative home equity is concentrated in five states. if you're underwater on your loan, you can't move, whether you want to or not, so it takes mobility out of the
CNBC
Nov 20, 2009 7:00pm EST
level clerk in the obama press office. haven't heard from president obama defending geithner yet. and the staff director, rahm emanuel who would love to have geithner's job and called him 105 times earlier this year to tell geithner what to do. emanuel would love to take that position. the silence from the white house is deafening. let's do a little pro and con on the tim geithner story. here we have former gsa administrator. we have rueter's money and politics columnist and blogger. we have our friend mark walsh, host of the sirius radio show "left jab." we also have "the wall street journal's" steve moore, co-author of "the end of prosperity." mark, there's so much here that i really love. i want to start with this thought. mr. geithner is claiming credit to the success that the financial system has improved. and i agree, the financial system has improved markedly. but here's what i don't get, mark. what did geithner have to do with that? the heavy lifting, all the t.a.r.p. money was done in the fourth quarter of last year under george bush and henry paulson. the first trillion
CNBC
Nov 29, 2009 7:30pm EST
f you were advising president obama what would you tell him to do at this moment in time? we will take a break in the discussion, and up next on "wall street journal report," more on capitalism and the road ahead. where are the bright spots ahead in the nex decade and what will get the unemployment rate lower? back in a moment. ike no other. and now they're being offered like no other. come to the winter event and get an exceptional offer on the mercedes-benz of your dreams. it's our way of showing a little holiday spirit. but hurry - the offer ends soon. you all want to run your businesses more efficiently, so we've brought in a team of experts to help. one suggestion is to make your shipping more efficient with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. shipping's a hassle! weighing every box... actually, with flat rate boxes you don't need to weigh anything under 70 pounds. if it fits, it ships for a low flat rate. call or go online for a free flat rate box shipping kit that includes free boxes and our helpful shipping guide. do it today, and we'll ship it all
CNBC
Nov 23, 2009 7:00pm EST
secretaries will debate on the show. >>> plus, what's the real cost of obama care? and more importantly, how do we pay for it? republican senator kit vaughn will weigh in the next 60 minutes. >>> and the emerging rift between democrats on how to get america back to work. the question is, can we afford another job spill? fasten your seatbelts. "the kudlow report" starts right no now. >>> good evening. i'm simon hobs. larry kudlow has the night off. not one but two fed presidents leave the market no doubt america's central bangles will be the last to tighten the policy stocks rally 132 points to close at a high for 2009. gold is higher with another record. and that is while existing homes sell at the fastest rate in over two years. here's the rundown on today's market action. scott has a full report. >> reporter: it was the dollar driving the direction of gold. at one point at 11.70 an ounce. it pulled back a bit but all of the metals on the back of the weak dollar had a stellar day. silver, platinum and copper hitting new highs today. other commodities doing quite pell as well. oil and energy
CNBC
Nov 22, 2009 7:30pm EST
and how you can find the best opportunities overseas to make money. president obama's trip to china, why that country is increasingly more important to america. and why they may not be listening quite as closely to if u.s. as they used to. and safe at home, playing ball with joe torre, and he will talk about his foundation and success and a little bit of baseball as well. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, the "wall street journal report." now, maria bartiromo. >>> here's a look at what's making news. as we head into a new week on wall street, the american consumer may be in slightly better shape than many experts thought. retail sales for the month of october were released this week and an increase of 1.4%, nearly double what economists were looking for. that's important because consumers make up about 70% of the u.s. economy. the data helped push the markets up to a 13 month high on monday. they nudged higher again on tuesday but fell mid-week on weak economic data. there was mixed news on the inflation front. the
CNBC
Nov 24, 2009 4:00am EST
is visiting president obama in washington. we'll discuss what to expect for the future of u.s./indian relations. we'll be joined by a special appearance by maria who is in singapore today. um bill-- why is dick butkus here? i hired him to speak. a lot of fortune 500 companies use him. but-i'm your only employee. we're going to start using fedex to ship globally- that means billions of potential customers. we're gonna be huge. good morning! you know business is a lot like football. i just don't understand... i'm sorry dick butkus (announcer) we understand. your business could use a pep talk. visit fedex.com/peptalk >>> the london market up nearly 2% right now. it is down right now. lloyd's banking group, stock is up 1.5%. treefd priced a record 1.5 billion pence issue. so the stock up 1.6%, as you can see on that. it follows a pretty good new form of bond issuance there now. which means the total capital raising is going to be the biggest on record, well over 20 billion pounds is the total cash call, but the stock looked like it's going to -- the rights issue looks like it's
CNBC
Nov 20, 2009 12:00pm EST
sides of the aisle. the obama agenda, there's a lot of other evidence it could be on the ropes. let's bring in john harwood. we were struck by the story in the "washington post" where they outlined what happened yesterday with geithner, but also that barney frank had to come out and tell everybody that financial reform wasn't going to happen soon. how much is obama's economic agenda truly on the ropes here? >> well, look, obama's facing significant challenges right now because he's going to have to wait for results in a lot of areas. in particular, on his economic policy. his team believes that they have done with the stimulus package this year, something that along with what the fed's doing is in fact pulling the economy into recovery, but with unemployment being a lagging indicator, you're not going to be able to point to a falling employment indicator. it's not about tim geithner. the management he's exercised at treasury has been vindicated, but when you have members feel the heat, democrats running for re-election and republicans wanting to take shots, they're going the take sh
CNBC
Nov 20, 2009 6:00am EST
bailout. >> this is -- >> the gentleman's time has expired. >> the obama administration defending the secretary. in a statement, the white house says geithner has helped steer the economy back from the brink and is leading the effort on financial reform. but you heard him say, what i can't take responsibility for is the legacy of crisis you have bequeathed this country. >> i don't know who he meant. >> i'm not sure, either. there's the countdown clock right in front of him. does that mean his time was up or he's a big zero? >> no. the guy's time was up. >> but what is the journal trying to say by putting geithner in with the -- >> oh, that's a subliminal message. and we just saw it. representative maloney kept saying over and over again, your time is up. i don't want to mess with texas and i never would, but i mean, some of those guys want to succeed down there, don't they? >> they've raised that issue. >> there are some not mainstream ideas down there. do they want to go with mexico? which way do they head? >> you're not talking like a new york fancy -- >> no, i'm not. i'm a hick
CNBC
Nov 20, 2009 4:00am EST
obama when europe wants to talk to him and which of you will barack obama be calling when he wants to talk to europe? thank you. >> i'm anxiously waiting for the first phone call. >> now, as you can see, there is a little bit of embarrassment or an awkward silence, if you want. basically, they have chosen one man to be the first eu full time president, but it's not clear yet if he is the man mr. obama is going to be calling. becky, back to you. >> if you have any of those phone numbers, you can pass them on to us. let's get it back to matt now and find out what's coming up next. >> we have all kinds of things. we aren't going to be discussing bulls and bears today. we're going to take a look at wear wolves versus vampires. in light of the fact that the second "twilight" film opens today in dozens of countries around the world. it is expected to open some big money.             q >>> welcome back to the show. now, it's opening weekend in most countries, at least, for the second installment of the twilight series. the teen vampire flick has received rather lackluster rev
CNBC
Nov 25, 2009 4:00am EST
is gaining traction in congress. president obama's budget director met with senate budget committee chairman tuesday. the aim is to bring democrats and republicans together to make tough decisions on cutting costs and raising revenues in areas such as social security social security, medicaid and taxes. the budget deficit is $1.4 trillion for fiscal 2009 and is expected to shrink next year. >>> microsoft's chief financial officer has decided to leave microsoft by the end of the year. he wants to expand his career beyond the duties of a cfo. he plans to explore possibilities of private equity. the company says his departure was his own choice. during his tenure, he reduced microsoft's huge cash and raised debt for the first time in history. >>> it is thanksgiving in the u.s. tomorrow and that means one thing, folks. the winter holiday season is upon us. what better way to sooth your mind from the manic shopping centers and relentless holiday musics than a serene visit, cnbc.com and you can mix yourself a drink apparently, as well. check out the top ten holiday cocktails -- now we're talking -
CNBC
Nov 25, 2009 11:00am EST
. you know, it's hard drawing those perfect circles. >>> here's president obama getting ready to pardon that turkey. >> that's president for donating this year's turkey. his name is courage. he traveled here from golds borrow, north carolina, where he was raised under walter's own precious care. there you go. now, the national turkey federation has been bringing its finest turkeys to the white house for more than 50 years. i'm told president eisenhower and johnson actually ate their turkeys. you can't fault them for that. that's a good looking bird. president kennedy was even given a turkey with a sign around its neck that said, good eating, mr. president, but he show ee eed m and said, let's keep him going. and this president bush issued the first official presidential pardon for a turkey. today, i'm pleased to announce that thanks to the interventions of malia and sasha, because i was planning to eat this sucker, courage will also be spared this terrible and delicious fate. later today, he'll head to disney land, where he'll be grand marshall of tomorrow's parade. and just in case he
CNBC
Nov 27, 2009 11:00am EST
year about how crowded obama's agenda is, but next week could be huge in his presidency. think about the issues on tap. on monday, the president's top priority, health care, comes to the senate floor. that debate begins. secondly, on tuesday, the president will address the entire nation on his new strategy for afghanistan, probably another 30,000 or so troops to committed to that war, which is increasingly unpopular. he'll get resistance from the democratic base. on thursday, a jobs program. a new jobs bill for either for december or january. a few tax credit, maybe some direction job creation. the entire price tag could end up at $200 million, which is the level mark zandi has recommended. then, we've got financial regulation moving more slowly, and then the banking committee's going to have a hearing on ben bernanke -- still huge in the context of this economy. >> presumably, we could get market-moving comments during the course of that. just as far as the broader issue of the debt goes, i know that mr. obama has said he will use the state of the union address to focus on that and
CNBC
Nov 25, 2009 12:00pm EST
of the questions is going to be, do the democrats and does president obama take the risk of being accused of big government by going for some direction job creation to hire people to do clean-up protects and that sort of thing. you have people on the left pushing for that. i would be surprised if the white house goes along. >> this big scandal with the researchers when it comes to climate change, any chance that's going to derail this cap and trade? >> no, because it's already been derailed. it's not going to happen in 2010 and if it doesn't, i think you end up with a more republican congress in 2011. i think this is going nowhere fast. >> on the financial regulation issue, you know, obviously, it's in a mess, but does the president face some kind of public outrage if in deed something doesn't get done, because there are a lot of people on main street still very upset with what's happened on wall street and in the past. >> yes, and that's why i think it will get down. we certainly do have precedent for major bills getting passed in the fall of election year. as a matter of fact, with democrats i
CNBC
Nov 19, 2009 12:45pm EST
going. >> but, sir, would your criticism better be directed at president obama? isn't the treasury secretary merely carrying out the policy that his boss has instructed him to carry out? >> if the president would be willing to come to the joint economic committee, i would be glad to relay that information to him as well. >> what do you think of the regulatory reforms that they are talking about in the house and the senate? as you well know, there's a disagreement on whether it should be a single body or a collection of the committees that exist right now overseeing the financial services industry. which side do you come down on? >> the bulk of this work is being done in a committee on which i do not sit. we've had a small amount in the energy and commerce committee where i am. i will say this, what i hear from my folks at home, the community bankers, the small bankers, they are nervous about what congress is fixing to do to them in this new regulatory regime. they feel like they were never the problem in the first place. it was the big guys, and yet they are the ones who are being
CNBC
Nov 20, 2009 5:00pm EST
for obama. that's the only thing i would say. otherwise, 100% in her corner. >> so therefore, you are 100% in the corner of discovery communications, or does that break down there, your love for oprah? >> it probably breaks down my love a little bit. no, still love you. >> joe. >> when we're talking about what's going on right now, you've got to mention the activity. pete talked about it the beginning of the week, the options activity? directv makes a 52-week high today at 32.07. clearly something's going on. ceo malone has said listen, they're not for sale but you've got to think, you've got to think that verizon, at&t, those names clearly, directv, would be a great acquisition for them. i think that's one of the reasons why you see the activity. >> and he talked about -- maybe he didn't talk about selling them, but he talked about there is a great ability to see where the telecommunications and then whether it's at&t, verizon, or whomever. and that activity was strong. it was november but it was also december. they've already been paid. those options were very cheap. stock got up to $32
CNBC
Nov 23, 2009 6:00pm EST
getting back into trouble. he's also the most sophisticated businessman in the obama administration, having been named a partner, the youngest partner in the history of goldman sachs. his job, chairman of the commodity futures trading commission. and as the "usa today" wrote in a terrific profile this morning that you should all read, he is leading the obama administration's campaign to start policing the wild west of finance. this is gary gensler, he's the chairman of the commodity futures trading commission. gary, welcome to the show. >> good to be with you, jim. >> gary, i've got to tell you, there is a perception everywhere i go that we are just one step away from having the banking system falling apart. please tell our viewers how you think about that and whether that could be -- that we are still on the precipice. >> well, i do think, jim, that last year the system was very close to failure because the whole financial system and our regulatory system failed the american public. and that's why we have to reform the system. we have to bring these contracts. you talk about deriva
CNBC
Nov 20, 2009 4:00pm EST
encouraging trade talks during president obama's visit to the country back in june. egypt and the united states say improved trade relations could have wide ranging benefits, including improved political dialog. joining me to talk about this and a lot more, rashid mohamed rachid. nice to have you on the program. welcome. >> thank you. i sort of meet you in new york, i didn't know you were in london. >> i know. it's true. unfortunately you're in town and i'm here. let me ask you, egypt is the 36th largest export market for the u.s. can you characterize how business is going right now? do you see the slow join the rest of us are feeling around the world or have things stabilized? >> relatively what we experienced in egypt is much better than many other economies. we have seen a slowdown, but the slowdown in the export have been around 6%. our gdp is still growing positively. last quarter we have grown by 4.9%, positive numbers. this is lower than the 7.7% that we had before the crisis. but because the internal market is picking up and because of the construction as well as the stimulus pac
CNBC
Nov 24, 2009 11:00am EST
? >> our whole country should worry about that. president obama has talked about the continuing deficit becoming a problem. we need to be aware of it and get those deficits down, but the machine still works and the capital markets here still continue to be able to effectively bring in treasury debt to market. >> we're going to bring row the results of the auction and see how the government does today. >> thanks so much. >>> facebook is set to launch a massive ad campaign before black friday. how does that affect users? and then it's a vicious price war between walmart and amazon. who will win that war and we're already hearing wear and tear on one other retailer as a result of that price war. all that and more on "power lunch." >> looking forward to it. we're going to take a quick break and then, will the weak economy impact your thanksgiving. jane wells went shopping for some answers. jane? >> trish, i have never paid for little for thanksgiving, even though it's been hard to find pumpkin pie filling. why are there egos here? i will explain all after the break. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 if
CNBC
Nov 25, 2009 4:00pm EST
a main entree. president obama pardoning a 45-pound turkey named courage at the white house today. although he said he was tempted to eat the bird and had to be persuaded by daughters malia and sasha to issue the pardon. the poultry industry has supplied the white house with a turkey every year since 1937, but the tradition of pardoning a turkey actually did not start until 1989, and that happened to have been under president george h.w. bush. >>> before we go we want to take a look at the day on wall street. taking a peek right here. you can see the dow closed up 30 points. a gain of nearly .3% there. fresh highs there for the dow at 10,464. as well as the s&p, which gained nearly half a percent. fresh high there for the year.
CNBC
Nov 25, 2009 6:00pm EST
the banks, they will be nationalized. as soon as they became clear the obama administration, tim geithner and benefit bernanke were not going to let another bank fail. they said we are not going to have it after the fallout from the lehman brothers. there was a level of fury i had never seen. it hung in there. in favor of pouring more into the names, a change in the economy. that produced a big move in the averages. they were beaten down, beaten to a pulp and they were so ripe. the stocks that were being sold down declined far less in percentage terms. safety stocks. it signaled there was interest in buying stocks across the board. with significant amounts of money flowing in from the sidelines smaller investors didn't want to miss the first legitimate rally in years. hedge funds. you know what they did? they declared victory. here is the bottom line. what breadth lets you know is whether a move is bringing things higher across the board or when the breadth is thin, if it's more zero sm. with money rotating. never again will they trust the dow as a way to gauge a market's health or determ
CNBC
Nov 23, 2009 6:00am EST
support of the obama administration. why would you even -- >> geithner was getting it from the left as a wall street crony. >> why would you think they would take another wall street guy and put him in. >> i'm trying to figure out why i'm defending -- it's the enemy of my enemy. i see anything in the huffington post about geithner, it's so incendiary and outlandish and wrong minded i go the other way. >> i downed the complaints barofsky made, we paid them 100 cents on the dollar. >> bankruptcy. >> you have to remember how crazy those days were. the idea you would be looking at everything logically. stuff was happening so fast. >> you either decided to save -- once you decided to save it, you can't say, okay, i'm going to save it -- i don't think it was possible to have done that there's no way, i think, jamie would probably be a servant in the public asked him. he did recently put in that succession plan at jpmorgan. he's like my age. >> we'll give him a call. anybody should do that. anything could happen to anybody tomorrow. >> at 53 years old. >> anybody could walk out and get hit
CNBC
Nov 19, 2009 3:00pm EST
obama's plans to overhaul the financial regulatory system. he was on the defensive today. they had some congressmen saying he should resign. geithner said while the economy is in the process of recovery and predicted gdp growth in the fourth quarter, he said the reform effort is essential for ensuring another financial meltdown does not happen. >> there is no growth, no economic growth and no innovation without access to capital and credit. but if you let the financial sis 2e78 become too fragile and too unstable, if you allow risk to evade the safeguards we established in the system, if you allow firms to escape protections for consumers and investors, if you create excessive risk taking in real estate, if you allow moral hazard to spread, the consequences will be brutal and the damage indiscriminate and long lasting. >> the mortgage bankers association reports that mortgage delinquencies hit a record 14.4% of all mortgages, which are delinquent or in foreclosure. perhaps more troubling, about a third of all new homes are in foreclosure, are from -- excuse me, prime loans, not subprime
CNBC
Nov 23, 2009 11:00am EST
was a major campaign issue for both president obama and hillary clinton at the time, and health care has been -- we think when reform is done money will move back into health care that's underowned an cheap. >> so what about the manage -- i mean, there's specific companies here that you actually like and think will do better than others. >> that's right. >> explain the rational ale there. >> aetna is trading at one-half its normal p.e. multiple or eight times earnings. that's reflecting concern its earnings would get cut significantly as a result of reform. even though they'll be enrolling more lives their margins could get hit. we don't think earnings will be cut in half. mckesson and medco will also benefit by use of people who use prescription drugs. >> certain red flags you'd be looking for that mean that stocks could break out? >> well, i think, you know, what i cover is obviously pharmaceuticals. what i would focus on there, i think we've seen a massive move up in these stocks through the whole debate. if you go back to april, in fact, i think merck was $21. it's now closing on on $37.
CNBC
Nov 24, 2009 6:00am EST
officials are asking president obama's pay czar to ease up on aig. ultimately, the taxpayer would suffer if the curbs are too severe. aig has received up to $180 billion in federal aid. and don't forget, the current ceo, mr. ben mushet said he would only take the job ceo if he got paid $3 million cash. so out of the all the t.a.r.p. banks, he's the only one who is able to get that much cash. in that case, the government thought they had to pay to get a higher quality ceo. >> some people would say it's cutting off your nose to spite your face. i mean, it's tough. they say you have to hold your nose and do what you've got to do. >> okay. but i happen to know some folks in treasury who are concerned about -- they have a number of aig people that have let me tell and they see their asset and they're responsibility for that aets and they see what's happening to the employee list. >> you know, it's tough. as the populous backlash is huge, look at poor geithner at this point. who would have thought that the treasury secretary for president obama is getting pilloried from the left. it's not real
CNBC
Nov 24, 2009 5:00pm EST
obama went to alast week and had to answer all those critics? >> i agree. >> rick, what external event stemtz the tide and makes the dollar go up? because there has to be something that would happen that would make the dollar go higher. >> it's the flight to safety -- >> and what would create a flight to safety? >> i think right now what would create a flight to safety is if you had issues regarding -- the japanese, their currency's strong but they have to issue boatloads of debt down the road. we have to watch how their auctions go. their auctions don't necessarily have the same type of demand diversification profile as the u.s. sow want to watch some of the major six industrial economies. they all have to print a lot of paper. we want to see how it goes. that could be one back into a strong -- >> what if some of the israel-iran rhetoric -- >> geopolitics? absolutely. >> is there a flight to the dollar under those circumstances? >> i think there would be. >> and i happen to think there might abe 20% chance of something happening between those two in the not too distant future. so agai
CNBC
Nov 24, 2009 6:00pm EST
of a washington conspiracy. and could sarah palin beat obama in 2012? that and much more.
CNBC
Nov 27, 2009 1:00pm EST
economic recovery. a senior u.s. treasury official telling cnbc's john harwood that the obama administration is monitoring closely the situation in dubai. so let's get some analysis. mary thompson remains our eye on the floor at the new york stock exchange. mary, back to you. >> you know, simon, typically this day after thanksgiving the focus is on retailers because it is black friday, one of the busiest shopping seasons of the year, but of course as we were all hearing overnight, the sell-off around the world, the focus became dubai and concerns as to whether or not the country would default on debt that's owned by its investment arm. as a result at the open we saw a pullback. the dow jones industrial average falling more than 200 points, but but what we saw throughout the session were some positive signs. the european market it's started to recover and the dollar's strength which is basically as the dollar moved higher the markets had been moving lower. the dollar started to move some of that strength and as a result you saw the markets move a little bit. the s&p 500 also mo
CNBC
Nov 30, 2009 6:00pm EST
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Nov 30, 2009 12:00pm EST
this jobs conference with president obama on thursday, which of the five points do you think is the most important to create jobs in america? >> well, i think it's important that we do a lot to create more jobs now. we've been thrown into a huge recession and not of the president's making, but he can do a lot more to generate jobs -- >> such as? >> we can give a lot more relief to the state and local governments who by preventing laying off their own employees and the people who provide services and hospitals and nursing homes can help create a lot of private sector jobs. we can actually create jobs directly, that's one of the most cost-effective ways. i think we can have a temporary jobs tax credit which would lead to a number of millions of jobs over the next year. plus, i think by providing relief to the unemployed we can maintain around 800,000 or 900,000 jobs as the unemployed spend the money that's given them. >> you estimate it costs $400 billion and it gets paid for by a financial transaction tax. our audience you can imagine just loves that idea. convince all of wall street that
CNBC
Nov 23, 2009 4:00am EST
before president obama would be able to sign a final measure. >>> also of note, all of these years after they made them famous, vampires and werewolves are still popular at the box office. "twilight: new moon" which features several shirtless creatures that go bump in the night pulled in $258 million worldwide, the film made $140 million in north america alone. the best debut of the year and third best all time behind "the dark knight" and "spider-man 3." did shatter the record for the best opening day taking in $72 million in the u.s. and canada, best opening day on friday. how about that? >>> well, on a different note. in these times of economic strains, we have ten tips to bring down your personal debt. check out our website. cnbc.com for more. it's free. there's a tip right there. get free financial advice. save money. that's number 11. >>> coming up, gold at another record price north of $1,165 an ounce. we're going to analyze the consequences on the currency market. >> i've got a tip, don't spend money on gold. >>> just over 149 at the moment, 149.73, we'll get the latest on the cu
CNBC
Nov 24, 2009 9:00am EST
third, pnc, regions, suntrust and wells fargo. some are asking obama's pay czar to ease up on the ig. according to the journal, they argue that ultimately the tax pay, us, well suffer if the curbs are too severe. >> and china's planning agency has okd a proposal to build a disney theme park in shanghai. disney says the project would include a magic kingdom style experience tailored to the chinese region. >> hong kong disneylands were amazing because it's the same as here but -- >> it is, export it, man. >> but not. we've been talking about playing the china boom, but what allies investing opportunities elsewhere? jim hoff fat's favorite places include switzerland and brazil. good to have you with us, if you could go anywhere in the world you want. you don't currently according to my notes have positions in china. i'm curious as to why especially on day were stocks there sank and we found out that they have extended more than twice as many loans in china just so far this year as compared to all of last year. do we have a big bubble there? >> well, we've been concerned about there bein
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Nov 25, 2009 6:00am EST
. >>> earlier next week, president obama is expected to announce his strategy for the u.s. war against afghanistan. more than eight years into the war, he plans to kwet quote, finish the job. the president is stayed to be supporting a plan that overtime would would deploy about 32,000 to 34,000 forces to the area. >>> yesterday the government fined continental airlines, express jet and mu saba airlines the total of $175,000 for their roles last summer in leaving passengers stuck on a plane overnight. >>> and connie osmond and his pro partner tangoed away last night with his win on "dancing with the stars." michelle, did you watch? there he is, donny osmond. michelle, did you watch knit of dancing with the stars? >> no. and every time i look at him, all i can any about is purple socks. >> you know, he's 51 years old and he's a grandfather. >> 51? he looks great. >> take care. enjoy the holidays. >>> coming up, headlines, headlines, more headlines you need to know before the opening bell rings. >> and then freeze. before you put that turkey into the oven, check in with the butterball hot
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Nov 25, 2009 9:00am EST
litting their highest level since september of last year. and we are just learning president obama plans a major address on afghanistan, the future, the strategy, and the troop levels. tuesday, he will give it from west point, of course, where general petraeus graduated at 8:00 eastern. >> with the exclusivity of a swiss bank account isn't what it used to be the scott cohn talking exclusively to the ceo of the swiss bankers association. scott? >> the exclusivity, matt, and the secrecy, big changes in what traditionally has been a hey screen for investors looking for privacy and maybe to look to be away from scrutiny and taxes. it has gained momentum as so many countries grapple with budget shortfalls. the swiss took some time to come around but now are fully engaged. no greater evidence than that than the settlement between the u.s. and ubs which yielded the names of thousands of suspected tax cheats. what is the point of a swiss bank account anymore? the association tells us, don't worry, very little has changed. >> they get the same level of service. they get excellent service levels,
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Nov 27, 2009 9:00am EST
, everybody in washington has been focused on two issues for president obama. one is the afghanistan war. he's going to make his announ announcement next tuesday. the other is health care that debate begins in the senate on monday. actually the white house, the administration and congress, are focused very keenly on the jobs issue, which is natural when you've got unemployment at 10.2%. really the question for december or one of the major questions is is there going to be a jobs program. now, the president is going to have this jobs summit next thursday. here are some of the items under consideration when you talk to, in particular, the house of representatives which may drive this train. one is the possibility of extending unemployment benefits. that's very likely to happen. the second is potentially a tax credit for the creation of new jobs. got to figure out a way to avoid employers gain that to simply to get the tax credit. the third, aid to states and cities, perhaps even for the direct job creation, not just to save the job completion for firefighters but maybe some wpa stale jobs to c
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